Bruschetta is one of my favorite things to order at restaurants, but it’s easy to make at home.  The one single ingredient that makes bruschetta really stand out?  Balsamic reduction!



  • 4 one-inch slices of whole wheat or multi-grain baguette
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Chop the tomato into small bits, and then rinse and drain to remove the seeds.
  • In a small bowl, mix together tomato, parsley, and onion.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour balsamic vinegar in small pot and cook on medium low until the liquid becomes thickened.  Remove from heat.
  • Toast bread in oven.
  • Place tomato  mix on top of bread slices and then drizzle with balsamic reduction.
  • Enjoy!
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